Commentary and Criticism about the National Education Association (NEA)
Students should be grouped by ability and intelligence.
Currently teachers are supposed to “differentiate” their lesson plans so that the motley assortment of students that make up a typical class can all be taught at each student’s proper level of understanding or ability.
In theory this is how differentiation “works.”
In reality, the lumping of students of every ability in one class brings down the level of teaching to the middle.
Students of higher intelligence and ability who must put up with moving at a slower pace to accommodate those who cannot think as quickly or as conceptually.